On March 25, five convoys carrying supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in different parts of Iraq.
The attacks took place in the following areas:
- The first supply convoy was attacked near the city of al-Diwaniyah in the southern province of al-Qādisiyyah. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq – ‘Ashab al-Kahf claimed responsibility for the attack;
- The second supply convoy was attacked near the city of al-Nasiriyah in the southern province of Dhi Qar. Saraya Awli’a al-Dam claimed responsibility for the attack;
- The third supply convoy was attacked near the district of Yusufiya in the outskirts of the capital, Baghdad. The International Resistance claimed responsibility for the attack. Three trucks were allegedly damaged. The group shared a video of the attack;
- The fourth supply convoy was attacked near the city of Hillah in the central province of Babylon. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet;
- The fifth supply convoy was attacked near al-Diwaniyah. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
All five convoys were targeted with improvised explosive devices, which have became the go-to weapon for pro-Iranian factions in Iraq.
The attacks on US convoys and bases in Iraq are a response to the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units, and Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qassim Soleimani.
The March 25 attacks demonstrate the commitment of pro-Iranian groups to their ultimate goal, which is to force US troops out of Iraq as soon as possible.
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